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Special issue in Ecography for the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration

The world is facing an environmental emergency, manifested through the joint biodiversity and climate crises. To overcome this massive challenge and promote a more sustainable development, the United Nations General Assembly has proclaimed 2021-2030 as...

Treeline ecotone patterns matter

Abrupt (and discrete) treeline composed of Lophozonia menziesii (Nothofagaceae), southern Alps, New Zealand. Photo by M. Y. Bader.

 

By Johanna Toivonen and Maaike Bader

As treeline researchers, we have been fascinated...

Exploring changes in mammalian population densities in response to humans

By Marlee Tucker

The world is changing. Humans have modified a large proportion of the Earth’s land surface through a range of activities such as urbanisation and the expansion of agriculture. In addition to landscape changes, the presence of...

Climate change - how much land do we need to protect to prevent mass extinctions?

Editor's choice July 2020

For our latest Editor's choice paper, we present this video...

New range estimates for migrating monarch butterflies in Mexico: implementing and interpreting biotic variables and future conservation applications

By Jamie M. Kass, Verónica Juárez-Jaimes, José Juan Flores-Martínez, Víctor Sánchez-Cordero

Range estimates provide crucial and foundational information for conservation assessment and help to delimit areas for prioritization. Even for relatively...

E4 award papers over the years

The E4 Award is given every year to an early-career research scientist who writes an exceptional Review manuscript. The winner receives a 1000 cash prize and the runner-up...

20 000 years of african vegetation change

By Leanne Phelps

Understanding the effects of climate-disturbance-ecosystem interactions is essential for producing accurate predictions of vegetation change. Yet large uncertainties exist in future projections of biodiversity and ecosystem...

NSO journals in COVID-19 times

Dear authors, readers and reviewers,

As the world grapples with COVID-19 we write, above all, to wish you and those close to you continued good health.  These are uneasy times and we wanted to let you know that the editorial office of the Nordic Society Oikos (NSO) is...

European fish stocks on the move

Map of the northeast Atlantic showing the changes in spatial occurrence per species identified by the presence–absence analysis. In each ICES division, the results are showed with a petal plot. Each petal corresponds to a species, and these are ordered from top to bottom by...

Leveraging big citizen science data to understand urban tolerance of bird species

Fig. 1. Three example species, showing their theoretical grouping based on response to urbanization – and their values of VIIRS night-time lights at a continental scale.

By Corey Callaghan

Urbanization is negatively impacting biodiversity...

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